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post #1 of 13 Old 05-27-2019, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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hi everybody.i put new sprockets and rk 525 x-ring chain on my 2006 vee and drove it maybe around 50 miles and when i checked it seems to be not even.i mean when i rotate the wheel it gets tighter and looser.is this normal?or is the chain defected?
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I don't think a new chain is supposed to have significant tight / loose spots.

How tight is the master link? If it looks frozen, you may have to replace it.

Also if you look at hub assembly relative to the wheel while it's spinning, is there runout?
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i have been using clip style master links in the last 10-12 years and never had a problem.and i didnt notice any weirdness on the hub as well.i havent done the spacer mod yet but planning on it but i dont think it would make a difference in just couple miles.
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Of the many chains that I have replaced over the years, I've never had one measure exactly the same throughout the chain's run. I typically get a variation of about 5mm or so from spot to spot (tightest to loosest).

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No, it is not normal.
Is there an obstruction in the bottom of one of the sprocket teeth? Check both sprockets carefully for any inconsistency with the teeth.
If it goes tight when the link is around either sprocket suspect the link.
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problem solved.i found this solution on an aprilia forum and it worked beautifully.i loosened the sprocket nuts and then i took the bike to center stand.i found the tightest part and hit the back of the sprocket with a rubber mallet.repeat the process until all the spots are even.its close to perfect now.
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problem solved.i found this solution on an aprilia forum and it worked beautifully.i loosened the sprocket nuts and then i took the bike to center stand.i found the tightest part and hit the back of the sprocket with a rubber mallet.repeat the process until all the spots are even.its close to perfect now.
I've never heard of that before, glad it solved the problem.Thanks for posting!

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If all else fails - Get a Bigger Hammer!!!!!!!!!!
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Funny you should post that picture. It's a bit of a controversy up here. The hammer was stolen and a reward offered. Who the "ef" steals an 800# hammer? An attorney contacted the artist to tell him the head was found on his clients property. The handle has never been found. The attorney's client wanted the reward but the artist did not want to pay it as the offer was for information leading to it's recovery of the hammer, not the locating or return of the hammer and the whole hammer wasn't recovered.

Summing up, the artist got back the hammerhead and the client got the shaft.

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Great story. So the client, or his buddy, stole the hammer and then wanted a reward for returning it? That does not work for me. Information leading to the conviction of the thief might work.
I would imagine that the artist intended that some company might purchase the item to promote their business.

It would certainly be an attention getter. There are many "big" works down under, mostly as tourist attractions. We have the big banana, the big owl, the big pineapple, the big crocodile, the big prawn, and my favourite, the big poo. The list is endless. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia%27s_big_things

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